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From Marc Chamberlin <>
Subject [users@httpd] Virtual hosts, include php.conf, DirectoryIndex failure
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:57:44 GMT
Hi -  While I have a work-around for this issue, I thought I would post 
it here to see what, if any, feedback I might get. Perhaps I am doing 
something wrong?  I run a rather complex server environment where I use 
both Apache HTTPD and Apache Tomcat servers in combination and host a 
number of virtual hosts (named and all using the same IP address) On one 
of my virtual hosts I recently installed WordPress and this required me 
to also add in PHP support, since WordPress uses mostly PHP scripts. 
Since this is only needed on one of my virtual hosts, I tried to 
configure just that virtual host to include the additional stuff needed 
to support PHP. My attempts to do so failed and the workaround was to 
include the PHP configuration stuff (php7.conf) at a global level that 
will affect all the virtual hosts that I am supporting. For now, that is 
OK and won't bother anything but I am wondering why my initial approach 
failed and if there is something that I am missing or don't understand.

Basically, the symptoms, of what happened, was that the DirectoryIndex 
index.php  setting fails when I just included the php7.conf file in the 
configuration file for the virtual host. But when I included the 
php7.file in the global http.conf or in the global default-server.conf 
files then it works! Error logs do not show anything other than the fact 
that an index file could not be found when referencing a directory that 
does indeed have an index.php file in it. I will show the pertinent 
config files (urls obscured) below in the configuration that fails, and 
I hope this is not overwhelming. First here is the version info for 
Apache just so we are all on the same page -

httpd -V
Server version: Apache/2.4.23 (Linux/SUSE)
Server built:   2017-03-22 14:54:04.000000000 +0000
Server's Module Magic Number: 20120211:61
Server loaded:  APR 1.5.1, APR-UTIL 1.5.3
Compiled using: APR 1.5.1, APR-UTIL 1.5.3
Architecture:   64-bit
Server MPM:     prefork
   threaded:     no
     forked:     yes (variable process count)
Server compiled with....
  -D APR_HAVE_IPV6 (IPv4-mapped addresses enabled)
  -D HTTPD_ROOT="/srv/www"
  -D SUEXEC_BIN="/usr/sbin/suexec"
  -D DEFAULT_SCOREBOARD="logs/apache_runtime_status"
  -D DEFAULT_ERRORLOG="/var/log/apache2/error_log"
  -D AP_TYPES_CONFIG_FILE="/etc/apache2/mime.types"
  -D SERVER_CONFIG_FILE="/etc/apache2/httpd.conf"


Here is php7.conf that I am including -

cat php7.conf
<IfModule mod_php7.c>
        <FilesMatch "\.ph(p[345]?|tml)$">
            SetHandler application/x-httpd-php
        <FilesMatch "\.php[345]?s$">
            SetHandler application/x-httpd-php-source
         DirectoryIndex index.php4
         DirectoryIndex index.php5
         DirectoryIndex index.php


And this is my virtual host configuration  (comments removed and URLs 

cat myvirtualhost.conf
<VirtualHost *:80>
     DocumentRoot "/srv/tomcat/myvirtualhost_webapps/ROOT"
     ErrorLog "/var/log/apache2/"
     TransferLog "/var/log/apache2/"
     HostnameLookups Off
     UseCanonicalName Off
     ServerSignature On
     <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
            RewriteEngine On
            RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
            RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

   Include /etc/apache2/conf.d/php7.conf

     Alias /  /srv/tomcat/myvirtualhost_webapps/ROOT/
     <IfModule mod_jk.c>
          JkMount / tomcatWorker1
          JkMount /* tomcatWorker1
          JkUnMount /*.html tomcatWorker1
          JkUnMount /*.php tomcatWorker1
          JkUnMount /*.css tomcatWorker1
          JkUnMount /*.js tomcatWorker1
          JkUnMount /*.jpg  tomcatWorker1
          JkUnMount /*.png  tomcatWorker1
          JkUnMount /*.gif  tomcatWorker1
     ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/srv/tomcat/myvirtualhost_webapps/ROOT/cgi-bin/"
     <Directory "/srv/tomcat/ahoa_webapps/ROOT/cgi-bin">
         AllowOverride None
         Options +ExecCGI -Includes
         <IfModule !mod_access_compat.c>
             Require all granted
         <IfModule mod_access_compat.c>
             Order allow,deny
             Allow from all
     <IfModule mod_userdir.c>
         UserDir public_html
         Include /etc/apache2/mod_userdir.conf

     <Directory "/srv/tomcat/myvirtualhost_webapps/ROOT">
          Options +Indexes +FollowSymLinks
         AllowOverride None
         <IfModule !mod_access_compat.c>
             Require all granted
         <IfModule mod_access_compat.c>
             Order allow,deny
             Allow from all
        <IfModule sapi_apache2.c>
             php_admin_flag engine on
         <IfModule mod_php7.c>
             php_admin_flag engine on

as I said, if I move the "Include /etc/apache2/conf.d/php7.conf" 
statement to a global configuration file, then everything works OK. Any 
kind guru got an explanation, I don't grok this one...  Perhaps this is 
a bug?  Thanks in advance...   Marc..

"The Truth is out there" - Spooky

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